Truth, hidden in the Word
This website, (my service to YHWH) really seems to be very slow in growing. Sometimes I feel as though it is failing altogether, two years and only 19 members.
I teach ‘Righteousness’! It is, I realize (I have from the start), that it is, and will be, a tough sell. Trying to correct the ‘smooth talk’ (lies) that false teachers and false prophets have perpetrated on the world may be a seemingly impossible task, this will not deter me. The Word prophesies that there will be in the later days those who will rise up and teach righteousness, as the things that have been concealed are being revealed to those who have followed the commands of our Mashiach, Yahusha and seek righteousness.
Is the time of the gentiles about to end?
No one will listen to the hard truth, which is only ‘hard’ in your mind. Yahusha reiterated YHWH’s statement in Deb 30; “…this Torah is NOT TOO HARD FOR YOU”, when He said; “Come to Me, My burden is light”.
It has been my belief, since YHWH called me and lifted me out of the Pit I was living in, back in the early 90’s. All I had ever known in the past was ‘christianity’, having been raised in a ‘pseudo xian’ home, so that is where I started. After about a dozen churches, and having to kick the dust from my sandals as I left, having stirred up so much trouble, simply by asking questions they could not or would not answer. Not only the ‘church’ did I have to separate myself from, but also, every friend I ever had and even my own mother and brother and his family, as well as my younger sister, all refused to listen and hear the truth; “Only those who endure to the end, will be saved”. Enduring is “abiding in Messiah” and His Words His teachings, as; The Teacher of Righteousness.
The Ruach in me today is in mourning. Today is the True Pasach and 1986 years ago at this very hour our Mashiach was being hung, impaled on a tree, it was the most shameful way to be put to death by the Yehudim. I was reading everything in Scripture about the Pasach observance and as I have been reading the DSS and turned to all I could find about this High Shabath day. I came across this written Word in the Temple Scroll;
“If a man is a traitor against his people and gives them up to a foreign nation, so doing evil to his people, you are to hang him on a tree until dead.”
This is what they accused Him of and He was stripping the Scepter from Yehudah as Ya’aqob had prophesied, but not only did they murder the Author of Life, they, knowing full well who He was, murdered Him in the most shameful way they could.
Now last night was the beginning of the 14th day of the 1st month. This is when Yahusha Mashiach had His Passover meal with His taught ones. AT THE BEGINNING of the 14th. This also is found in the DSS on page 599, also in the Temple Scroll;
On the fourteenth day of the 1st month, at twilight, let them keep the Passover to YHWH. They shall sacrifice the Passover offering prior to the evening offering…”
There is only one ‘evening’ in each day; “…there is evening, and there is morning, the 1st-7th day(s)…” Evening comes first as YHWH defines the day.
Somewhere along the way the ‘Jews’ mixed the 1st day of Unleavened bread with the Passover, in Error. This Word from the DSS for me is proof positive. It really is the way the Torah reads as well. As I have been observing in this way for about 6 years now, this vindicates my understanding, by the True Sons of Tsadoq who wrote and maintained the True Scriptures. ALL of them, not just what ‘man’ canonized. It was the ‘Hellenized’ Jews that canonized the Tanahk. And it was the Apostate ‘church’ that canonized the ‘bible’. Every writing that ‘proves’ the need for righteousness by the People of YHWH, was left out of both the Tanahk and the bible. The ‘Light’ was kept from us.
The DSS then goes on to discuss the 15th day as the 1st day of Unleavened Bread. Two separate and distinct days.
I mention all this in this study, as just one of the many ways we have erred in the observance of His Qodesh Moedim. It is only those who are observing these Set-Apart days correctly who will be a part of His True Remnant. And the Blessings of ‘knowledge’ that He bestows is Yahsome! For those finding His True Moedim and observing them as He commands. It is not too late for those who do wake up and desire with every fiber of their being to search out His Truth and Turn Back to YHWH/YHWSHA. It is when we have heard the Truth and close our eyes and ears to that Truth, mistakenly believing as the whole world does, that ‘ignorance is bliss’, that is being hardhearted and rebellious.
Has the ‘time of the gentiles’ ended when there are just no more ears to hear and eyes to see the Truth and how we have ALL been deceived ? “ALL NATIONS Will be Deceived…” Not only by ‘pharmakia’ as some translate, but by all sorcery, the ‘world’ is ruled by sorcery in these last days. The DSS refers to this time as ‘the Time of Bel’ial. And our Messianic Writings also say that the ruling ‘god’ of this earth is presently haSatan. Deception is in EVERY facet of our lives, in church and in the ‘messi-jewish’ groups out there, who have taken but one step out of churchianity, reaching for the Torah but not in Truth, as I attempted to come to Mashiach, Yahusha and was blocked by the false teachings of christians and the one who is the ‘author’ of xianity, Paul. Once I set Paul and ALL his teachings aside, only then was I able to reach Mashiach Yahusha and all of the Torah. Replacing only the blood sacrifices for my ‘worship and praise’ of YHWH, and honoring Him by my every word and act. TRUE WORSHIP is to OBEY HIM.
Yahusha warned us over and over about following ANYONE who would come along and teach another gospel, He warned of false teachers and false prophets who already were beginning to steal away the Truth that He proclaimed; that; EVERY Word of the Torah and the Prophets still, and ALWAYS will define us as His People ‘Yisra’el’. He came as the fulfillment of all the prophecies about Him and to, like all the Prophets, bring His People back to YHWH and His Torah.
He said; “beware of the ‘leaven’ of the Pharisees” “ a little leaven spoils the whole batch.” It only takes one little lie inserted into a big truth to turn it into a lie. See Debarim 13
As soon as you hear someone who is teaching anything that is contrary to Torah, (“…not one jot or title…”) you are to stop listening to that person, Immediately, turn and walk away. Paul comes claiming to be the Pharisees of Pharisees, right off putting himself higher than the other Pharisees. Messiah said: “Beware”.
The first thing Paul does is to do away with circumcision for the gentile who is converting. You cannot apologize this away when Paul states; “if you circumcise yourself, you bring Messiah to naught”. That is not saying that when you come to the knowledge ‘then’ circumcise, he is plainly stating that xians are not to circumcise. This is the time when we should turn and not listen to anything else he has to say. This is why the Yehudim were so quick to stone him, as he said, repeatedly. They were correct in stoning him as they knew the Torah command pertaining to this. He just did away with one of only two “signs” between YHWH and His People (Remnant). AND THEN!! He goes and takes his greek or roman buddy and gets him circumcised! How hypocritical is that?
If we were obeying the Torah, we cannot then use “all the good things Paul teaches’ as an argument to continue in defending Paul. Again Paul teaches that if your ‘faith’ is strong, then you need not concern yourself about foods sacrificed to idols, these foods cannot hurt you. What does the rest of Scripture teach in this regard? Do Not Eat Food Sacrificed to Idols! Period. In Revelation 2 and 3; in the letters to the assemblies, YHWSHA rebukes and condemns those who teach His children to eat food sacrificed to idols, and He refers to them as the son(s) of Bel’ial.
Paul’s teachings lead to the ‘age of grace’ and no one is righteous and no one can be righteous. When YHWH and YHWSHA both said we could, it is not too hard for us and IF we come to Yahusha, His ‘burden’ is light. His Torah is a Torah of Freedom!
Teaching that we will fight a daily battle with sin, is a lie. Deny haSatan 3 times and he’ll leave you alone if you mean it and have the True Ruach, if you are tempted, Mashiach in you, gives you the power to say no, He will always provide you with a way out.
The ‘age of grace’ teaching is equivalent to the same lie Satan told Chauah in the Garden; “Surely you will not die for your sin”, when YHWH says “those who are sinning against Me, shall perish (die).
I am tired of hearing, even Messianic ‘rabi’ stating that no one is able to walk boldly before Messiah. When the letters of the True Followers of YHWSHA say we can and we must not sin, so that we MAY stand boldly before Him. It is true that if they are following Paul, they will not be able to ‘stand’ before YHWSHA.
Every one of the letters, from His True Emissaries, warns against Paul and others like him and teach the Truth of following Messiah. If you are following Paul, you are NOT following YHWSHA Mashiach, Paul may drop Yahusha’s Name occasionally, but he does not hold to the teachings of Mashiach, but brings in all sorts of confusion and contention. 9 out of 10 arguments are over Paul’s teaching, how is that being like-minded? Not one of Paul’s ‘disciples’ stayed with him for long, they all parted company with him, why?
At the time of Mashiach YHWSHA, every Word of the Prophets had, either, been fulfilled, (and He fulfilled MANY) or, would be fulfilled soon, but there are many Prophecies that have yet to be fulfilled. And if these still future Prophecies do not compliment the teachings of Paul, we have further proof to his being false.
In Yehezqel in the End Times Prophecy (chp. 44), anyone who is not circumcised both in the heart and in the flesh, will not be allowed to enter the Heykal of YHWH. And in Yeshayahu in his End Times Prophecy, eating the flesh of pigs is still an abomination to YHWH, eating what is unclean as the food sacrificed to idols is unclean, teaching the people to eat unclean food, another reason to walk away from Paul.
The Torah is prevalent in the Mashiach’s Reign, the 1000 yr. reign, when the Re-Newed Covenant is brought in when YHWSHA returns and pours out His Ruach on all flesh, after the days of Ya’aqob’s Distress. It will be the same Torah, renewed and this time He writes it on our hearts and in our minds, rather than on sheepskin, parchment, or even in ‘stone’. We will not even think to disobey, all temptations go away when He throws haSatan into the Lake of Fire, SIN is No More!
In the meantime, the fact that haSatan is here and an influence on human-kind, is certainly no excuse for our continuing to sin, if we have come to Mashiach and truly have His Ruach abiding in us. Read the Letters of Kepha, Ya’aqob, Yahudah, Yohanan and the letters to the 7 assemblies. They verify what I am saying. They are the ones who walked with, talked with, touched, and loved the Mashiach throughout the days He walked, from the day He was Immersed by Yohanan, to the moment He ascended to the Father. Whom are you going to believe? YHWSHA and His Emissaries, or one who changes the ‘message’ of Messiah? Are you going to believe the One who said “…not one jot or tittle will change from the Torah or the Prophets, until Heaven and Earth disappear…” Or, one who brings changes to the Torah and the Prophets? ONE who brings the Spirit of Truth, or one who takes away the truth.
Throughout the Scriptures whenever light appears, there will be one to take it away. It only stands to reason that this would follow the Greatest Light to ever shine to date.
Hear, O heavens, Hear, O earth! For יהוה has spoken, “I have reared and brought up children, but they have transgressed against Me. An ox knows its owner and a donkey its master’s crib; Yisra’el does not know, My people have not understood.” Alas, sinning nation, a people loaded with crookedness, a seed of evil-doers, sons acting corruptly! They have forsaken יהוה, they have provoked the Set-apart One of Yisra’el, they went backward.
Why should you be beaten anymore? You continue in apostasy! All the head is sick, and all the heart faints. From the sole of the foot, to the head, there is no soundness in it; wounds and bruises and open sores; they have not been closed or bound up, or soothed with ointment. Your land is laid waste, your cities are burned with fire, strangers devour your land in your presence. And it is laid waste, as overthrown by strangers. And the daughter of Tsiyon is left as a booth in a vineyard, as a hut in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city. Unless יהוה of hosts had left to us a small remnant, we would have become like Sedom, we would have been made like Amorah. Hear the word of יהוה, you rulers of Sedom; give ear to the Torah of our Elohim, you people of Amorah!
These words can very well be said of Mashiach’s advent and teaching. The world has become Amorah, as He said: My People perish for lack of knowledge, they have not understood. The teaching of Mashiach and our need to live righteously to Him, has become that besieged city, persecuted by all the world for holding to righteousness. Like the Prophet stated; “those who choose right-ruling (righteousness) make themselves a prey.” And Mashiach also said we would be hated if we truly followed Him. I am not welcome in Messianic groups or in churches today for the same reasons; I follow the commands and precepts of YHWSHA and Him only.
Everyone reads the Prophets to say that pretty much everyone will be saved and all the transgressions of Yisra’el will be forgiven them and they will be pardoned for all their transgressions, against each other and against YHWH, because He is so merciful.
They are missing the point of every one of the Prophets and the Mashiach as well. It is ONLY those who heed the call and Repent and turn back to YHWH that will receive any Blessings. If they refuse, they will live the Curses, and in the end they will Perish, in everlasting abhorrence, where the worm does not die and the fire is not extinguished. There were false prophets who defied the Truth of the righteous Prophets and took them away from YHWH’s commands.
Unless יהוה of hosts had left to us a small remnant, we would have become like Sedom, we would have been made like Amorah.
is made up of only the righteous? Well, here are a few reasons!
Continuing in Yeshayahu 1;
Yesh 1:10 Hear the word of יהוה, you rulers of Sedom; give ear to the Torah of our Elohim, you people of Amorah! “Of what use to Me are your many slaughterings?” declares יהוה. “I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts. I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs or goats. “When you come to appear before Me, who has required this from your hand, to trample My courtyards?
“Stop bringing futile offerings, incense, it is an abomination to Me. New Moons, Sabbaths, the calling of meetings; I am unable to bear unrighteousness and assembly. “My being hates your New Moons and your appointed times, they are a trouble to Me, I am weary of bearing them. “And when you spread out your hands, I hide My eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I do not hear. Your hands have become filled with blood.
Futile offerings for us today, are going before Him asking for forgiveness for the same things over and over, calling yourselves ‘sinners’ and expecting mercy. If you are a ‘sinner’ what is your sin? Repent and Stop Sinning!
YHWH hates the New MOONS and the other Moedim, which are Shabaths, because, they have forsaken the True Calendar of YHWH and follow a ‘moon’ calendar from Babel, and they prognosticate the Moedim by the moon and that is moon worship. The Shabaths and the Moedim are not being observed on the correct days. We are to Set-Apart the New Months, which is the 1st day of the month, NOT moon!!
but notice the previous part of that verse, in which YHWH is stating these facts;
“I am unable to bear unrighteousness…”
And now, IF we heed the call of YHWH through His Prophet Yeshayahu and:
Yesh 1:16 “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Stop doing evil! “Learn to do good! Seek right-ruling, reprove the oppressor, defend the fatherless, plead for the widow. “Come now, and let us reason together,” says יהוה. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. “If you submit and obey, you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword,” for the mouth of יהוה has spoken.
How the steadfast city has become a whore! I have filled it with right-ruling; righteousness lodged in it, but now murderers. Your silver has become dross; your wine is mixed with water. Your rulers are stubborn, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and runs after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, nor does the cause of the widow reach them.
Therefore the Master declares, יהוה of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra’el, “Alas, I shall be eased of My adversaries, and I shall be avenged of My enemies. “And I shall turn My hand against you, and shall refine your dross as with lye, and shall remove all your alloy.
YHWH will separate the ‘Clean from the Unclean’, removing all the transgressors and what remains will be His Remnant.
Yesh 1:26 “And I shall give back your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning. After this you shall be called the city of righteousness, a steadfast city.” Tsiyon shall be redeemed with right-ruling, and her returning ones with righteousness. And the destruction of transgressors and of sinners is together, and those who forsake יהוה shall be consumed. For they shall be ashamed of the terebinth trees which you have desired. And you shall be embarrassed because of the gardens which you have chosen. For you shall be as a terebinth whose leaf fades, and as a garden that has no water. The strong shall be for tow, and his work for a spark. And both shall burn together, with no one to extinguish.
Yesh 11:16 And there shall be a highway for the remnant of His people, those left from Ashshur, as it was for Yisra’el in the day when he came up from the land of Mitsrayim.
Yesh 35:8 And there shall be a highway, and a way, and it shall be called “The Way of Set-apartness.” The unclean does not pass over it, but it is for those who walk the way, and no fools wander on it.
These verses come from the ‘future’ prophecies, pertaining to the End Days and the re-gathering of YHWH’s True faithful. And when He gathers His People from the four corners of the earth, He will bring them back to their Land, via this ‘highway’ where only the righteous will walk.
In the Words of Messiah:
“Enter in through the narrow gate! Because the gate is wide, and the way is broad, that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter in through it. “Therefore, the gate is narrow and the way is hard pressed which leads to life, and there are few who find it. but beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are savage wolves. “By their fruits you shall know them. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles? “So every good tree yields good fruit, but a rotten tree yields wicked fruit. “A good tree is unable to yield wicked fruit, and a rotten tree to yield good fruit. “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. “So then, by their fruits you shall know them.
The righteous follow Mashiach, walking in ‘the Way’, others follow the wolves in sheep’s clothing, learning to turn the ‘favour’ of YHWH/YHWSHA into a license for walking in the flesh, thinking you are saved but are NOT.
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the heavens. “Many shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’ “And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!’
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does them, shall be like a wise man who built his house on the rock, and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
“And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not do them, shall be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand, and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat on that house, and it fell, and great was its fall.”
“Those who are sinning against Me shall Perish”
What the wrong one fears comes upon him, but the desire of the righteous is granted.
As the whirlwind passes by, the wrong one is no more, but the righteous has an everlasting foundation.
Psa 68:2 As smoke is driven away, You drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, The wrong perish before Elohim. but the righteous are glad, They exult before Elohim and they rejoice with gladness.
(Pro 10:25) As the whirlwind passes by, The wrong one is no more, but the righteous has an everlasting foundation.
(Pro 11:9) The defiled one destroys his neighbour with his mouth, but the righteous is delivered by knowledge.
(Pro 11:28) He who trusts in his riches falls, but the righteous flourish like a leaf.
(Pro 12:13) In the transgression of the lips is an evil snare, but the righteous gets out of distress.
(Pro 14:32) By his own evildoing the wrong is thrust down, but the righteous has a refuge in his death.
(Pro 21:26) He covets greedily all day long, but the righteous gives and does not withhold.
(Pro 28:1) The wrong shall flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
(Pro 29:6) An evil man is ensnared by transgression, but the righteous sings and rejoices.
(Pro 29:16) When the wrong become many, transgression increases; but the righteous look on their fall.
(Hab 2:4) “See, he whose being is not upright in him is puffed up. but the righteous one lives by his steadfastness.
(Mat 25:46) “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into everlasting life.”
(Heb 10:38) “but the righteous shall live by belief, but if anyone draws back, my being has no pleasure in him.”
Look up the word righteousness in the Scriptures, how many times is the word used? Not once does it ever say righteousness is unobtainable or unnecessary. The Scriptures Never say you ‘cannot’ keep the Torah, it does say that ‘they’ won’t keep the Torah, because of their stubbornness and hard-heartedness and their rebellion. If you simply circumcise your heart to YHWH, He will help you obey Him. He will also teach you or lead you in the discernment to know the difference between the clean and the unclean, the truth and the false ‘teachings of men’. In this Prophecy Yirmeyahu is speaking of ‘Future’ events, coming at any moment.
Yirmeyahu 30 The word that came to Yirmeyahu from יהוה, saying, “Thus spoke יהוה Elohim of Yisra’el, saying; ‘Write in a book for yourself all the words that I have spoken to you. ‘For look, the days are coming,’ declares יהוה, ‘when I shall turn back the captivity of My people Yisra’el and Yehudah,’ declares יהוה, ‘and I shall bring them back to the land that I gave to their fathers, and let them possess it.’ ”
And these are the words יהוה spoke concerning Yisra’el and Yehudah. “For this is what יהוה said, ‘We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.
‘Ask now, and see if a man is giving birth. Why do I see every man with his hands on his loins like a woman in labour, and all faces turned pale? ‘Oh! For great is that day, there is none like it. And it is the time of Yaʽaqob’s distress, but he shall be saved out of it.
Why would Ya’aqob be saved out of the distress? Because Ya’aqob obeyed his father and YHWH, he was a righteous man, Therefore, YHWH loved Ya’aqob and Ya’aqob is ‘saved’. Ya’aqob is of the ‘Living’, whereas Esau, whom YHWH hated, is of the ‘dead’. YHWH is the Elohim of the Living, not of the dead. Ya’aqob sleeps or, ‘rests in YHWH’, as the True followers of Mashiach, sleep in Mashiach, and will rise in the 1st Resurrection. Messiah even refers to those who would not follow Him as ‘the dead’, when He said; “let the dead bury the dead”, they were the ‘walking dead’ walking in the ‘Hellenized Judaism’ of the day, as ‘they’ still do.
‘And it shall be in that day,’ declares יהוה of hosts, ‘that I break his yoke from your neck, and tear off your bonds, and foreigners no more enslave them. ‘And they shall serve יהוה their Elohim and Dawid their sovereign, whom I raise up for them.
‘And you, do not fear, O Yaʽaqob My servant,’ declares יהוה, ‘nor be discouraged, O Yisra’el. For look, I am saving you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity. And Yaʽaqob shall return, and have rest and be at ease, with no one to trouble him. ‘For I am with you,’ declares יהוה, ‘to save you. Though I make a complete end of all gentiles where I have scattered you, yet I do not make a complete end of you. but I shall reprove you in judgment, and by no means leave you unpunished.’
“For thus said יהוה, ‘Your breach is incurable, your wound is grievous. ‘No one pleads your cause, to bind up. There are no healing medicines for you. ‘All those loving you have forgotten you, they do not seek you. For I smote you as an enemy smites, with cruel chastisement, because your crookedness is great, your sins have increased. ‘Why do you cry about your breach? Your pain is incurable. Because of your many crookednesses, because your sins have increased, I have done this to you.
‘However, all those who devour you shall be devoured. And all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity. And those who exploit you shall be exploited, and all who prey upon you I shall make a prey. ‘For I restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,’ declares יהוה, ‘for they have called you an outcast saying, “This is Tsiyon, no one is seeking her.” ’
“Thus said יהוה, ‘See, I turn back the captivity of Yaʽaqob’s tents, and have compassion on his dwelling places. And the city shall be built upon its own mound, and the palace stand on its right place. ‘And out of them shall arise thanksgiving and the voice of those who are laughing. And I shall increase them, and they shall not diminish. And I shall esteem them, and they shall not be small. ‘And his children shall be as before, and his congregation shall be established before Me. And I shall punish all who oppress them. ‘And his Prince shall be from him, and his Ruler shall come from among him. And I shall bring him near, and he shall approach Me, for who is this who pledged his heart to approach Me?’ declares יהוה. ‘And you shall be My people, and I shall be your Elohim.’ ” See, the storm of יהוה shall go forth in a rage, a whirling storm! It bursts upon the head of the wrong. The burning displeasure of יהוה shall not turn back until He has done and established the purposes of His heart. In the latter days you shall understand it.
And another vindicating moment for me was just the other day when I read in the DSS; The Vision Of Ya’aqob
“Then I saw in a vision of the night and behold, a messenger of Elohim descended from heaven with seven tablets in his hands. He said to me; Elohim Most High has Blessed you, you and your descendants. All the righteous and upright shall be a Remnant.”
The Re-Newed Covenant, YHWH will make with His Remnant People, ‘Yisra’el’. This is the 2nd Shemoth of the People of YHWH, that are obeying Him, or as YHWSHA said; “those doing the will of the Father”, having Repented of their past sins and now living by Torah. All their transgressions will be forgiven them and their afflictions will be healed, a Full Pardon.
“See, it is written before Me: I am not silent, but shall repay, and I shall repay into their bosom, your crookednesses and the crookednesses of your fathers together,” said יהוה, “who burned incense on the mountains and reproached Me on the hills. And I shall measure their former work into their bosom.”
Thus said יהוה, “As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one shall say, ‘Do not destroy it, for there is blessing in it,’ so I do for My servants’ sake, not to destroy them all.
“And I shall bring forth a seed from Yaʽaqob, and from Yehudah an heir of My mountains. And My chosen ones shall inherit it, and My servants dwell there. “And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the Valley of Akor a place for herds to lie down, for My people who have sought Me.
His ‘chosen’ are those who ‘choose’ to follow Him, as He said He would never turn anyone away. The misinterpreted verse: “many are called, but few are chosen” is a stumbling block to many. It actually reads “many are called, few ‘choose’. As in; few choose to follow the Narrow Path that Mashiach leads us on.
And Mosheh went up to Elohim, and יהוה called to him from the mountain, saying, “This is what you are to say to the house of Yaʽaqob, and declare to the children of Yisra’el:
‘You have seen what I did to the Mitsrites, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. ‘And now, if you diligently obey My voice, and shall guard My covenant, then you shall be My treasured possession above all the peoples; for all the earth is Mine
‘and you shall be to Me a reign of priests and a Set-Apart nation.’ Those are the words which you are to speak to the children of Yisra’el.”
And Mosheh said to the people, “Do not fear, for Elohim has come to prove you, and in order that His fear be before you, so that you do not sin.”
And Hebel also brought of the first-born of his flock and of their fat. And יהוה looked to Hebel and his offering, but He did not look to Qayin and his offering. And Qayin was very wroth, and his face fell. And יהוה said to Qayin, “Why are you wroth? And why is your face fallen? “If you do well, is there not acceptance? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should master it.”
Right from the beginning we are told by YHWH that we must master sin, and He has done everything short of changing your heart for you, to get you to obey Him, putting the FEAR in us; “so that we do not sin”. And the one thing He will NOT do for you is to change your heart FOR you, He wants us to come to Him, in Repentance and in humility, as a child wanting His Love and His Instruction. He will not circumcise your heart for you; you MUST obey the command to do so of your own accord. Once you do, He will help you, but we must realize our wicked ways and turn from them, turning back to YHWH.
Therefore thus said יהוה of hosts, ‘See, I am punishing them, the young men shall die by the sword, their sons and their daughters shall die by scarcity of food. ‘And there shall be no remnant of them, for I bring evil on the men of Anathoth; the year of their punishment.’ ”
Those who are not obeying YHWH will not be in the Remnant.
“O house of Yaʽaqob, come and let us walk in the light of יהוה.”
This is just one of those calls, that must be heeded to receive the Blessings of YHWH. Here are some others:
“For if you turn back to יהוה, your brothers and your children shall be shown compassion by their captors, even to return to this land. For יהוה your Elohim shows favour and compassion, and does not turn His face from you if you turn back to Him.”
Please accept the Torah from His mouth, and lay up His words in your heart. If you return to the Almighty, you are built up. If you remove unrighteousness far from your tents, and lay your gold in the dust, and the gold of Ophir among the stones of the wadis, then the Almighty shall be your gold and your silver, strength to you. Then you shall certainly delight in the Almighty, and lift up your face to Eloah, make your prayer to Him. And He shall hear you, and you shall pay your vows.
And the Light of Yisra’el shall be for a fire, and his Set-apart One for a flame. And it shall burn and devour his weeds and his thornbushes in one day, and consume the esteem of his forest and of his fertile field, both life and flesh. And they shall be as when a sick man wastes away, and the remaining trees of his forest shall be so few in number that a child records them. And in that day it shall be that the remnant of Yisra’el, and those who have escaped of the house of Yaʽaqob, never again lean upon him who defeated them, but shall lean upon יהוה, the Set-apart One of Yisra’el, in truth. A remnant shall return, the remnant of Yaʽaqob, to the Mighty El. For though your people, O Yisra’el, be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return; a decisive end, overflowing with righteousness. For the Master יהוה of hosts is making a complete end, as decided, in the midst of all the earth.
Isa 44:21-22 “Remember these matters, O Yaʽaqob, and Yisra’el, for you are My servant! I have formed you, you are My servant, O Yisra’el, do not forget Me! “I shall wipe out your transgressions like a cloud, and your sins like a mist. Return to Me, for I shall redeem you.”
Seek יהוה while He is to be found, call on Him while He is near. Let the wrong forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts. Let him return to יהוה, who has compassion on him, and to our Elohim, for He pardons much.
We must return to YHWH before He will Redeem us. There is no forgiveness without Repentance, and to ‘Repent’ is to ‘stop sinning’.
“Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, ‘Return, O backsliding Yisra’el,’ declares יהוה, ‘I shall not look on you in displeasure, for I am kind,’ declares יהוה, ‘and I do not bear a grudge forever.
“Return, O backsliding children,” declares יהוה, “for I shall rule over you, and shall take you, one from a city and two from a clan, and shall bring you to Tsiyon.
“Return, O backsliding children, I shall make your backslidings cease.” “See, we have come to You, for You are יהוה our Elohim.
Yirmeyahu 4:1-6 “If you do return, O Yisra’el,” declares יהוה, “return to Me. And if you remove your abominations from My presence, and cease straying, and shall swear, ‘As יהוה lives,’ in truth, in right-ruling, and in righteousness; then nations shall bless themselves in Him, and they shall boast in Him!” For this is what יהוה said to the men of Yehudah and Yerushalayim, “Break up your tillable ground, and do not sow among thorns.
“Circumcise yourselves unto יהוה, and take away the foreskins of your hearts, you men of Yehudah and inhabitants of Yerushalayim, lest My wrath come forth like fire and burn, with none to quench it, because of the evil of your deeds.” Declare in Yehudah and let it be heard in Yerushalayim, and say, “Blow the ram’s horn in the land. Cry aloud and say, ‘Gather yourselves, and let us go into the walled city.’ “Lift up the banner toward Tsiyon. Be strong, do not stand still! For I am bringing evil from the north, and great destruction.”
Therefore thus said יהוה, “If you turn back, then I shall bring you back. Before Me you shall stand. And if you take out the precious from the worthless, you shall become as My mouth. Let them return to you, but do not return to them.
“And now, speak to the men of Yehudah and to the inhabitants of Yerushalayim, saying, ‘Thus said יהוה, “See, I am forming evil and devising a plan against you. Return now everyone from his evil way, and make your ways and your deeds good.” ’ ”
Therefore, return to your Elohim. Guard kindness and right-ruling, and wait on your Elohim continually.
O Yisra’el, return to יהוה your Elohim, for you have stumbled by your crookedness.
Take words with you, and return to יהוה. Say to Him, “Take away all crookedness, and accept what is good, and we render the bulls of our lips.
“Those who dwell under his shadow shall return. They shall revive like grain, and blossom like the vine, and become as fragrant as the wine of Lebanon.
No one is Deceived into ‘Righteousness’, we are however Deceived into sin. With Mashiach abiding in us the ‘Deceiver’ is cast away, he has no power over you. As Mashiach stated; we are slaves to the one we serve, serve YHWSHA and you are free.
Let’s continue with Yeshayahu:
Isa 5:1-30 Please let me sing to the One I love, a song for my loved One regarding His vineyard: my loved One has a vineyard on a fertile hill. And He dug it up and cleared it of stones, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a watchtower in its midst, and also made a winepress in it. And He waited for the yielding of grapes, but it yielded rotten ones.
“And now, O inhabitant of Yerushalayim and man of Yehudah, please judge between Me and My vineyard.
“What more could have been done to My vineyard that I have not done in it? Why, when I waited for the yielding of grapes, did it yield rotten ones?
“And now, please let Me inform you what I am doing to My vineyard: To take away its hedge and it shall be burned; to break down its wall and it shall be trampled down; and I lay it waste; it is not pruned or dug and thornbushes and weeds shall come up; and I command the clouds not to rain on it.”
For the vineyard of יהוה of hosts is the house of Yisra’el, and the man of Yehudah is His pleasant plant. He looked for right-ruling, but see, oppression; for righteousness, but see, weeping.
Woe to those who join house to house, who add field to field, until there is no room, and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land!
In my hearing יהוה of hosts said, “Truly, many houses shall be a waste; big and fine ones, without inhabitant. “For ten acres of vineyard yield one bath, and a homer of seed yields one ephah.”
Woe to those who rise early in the morning pursuing strong drink, who stay up late at night; wine inflames them! And the lyre and the harp, the tambourine and flute, and wine are in their feasts; but they do not regard the deeds of יהוה, nor see the work of His hands. Therefore my people have gone into exile, because they have no knowledge. And their esteemed men are starved, and their crowd dried up with thirst. Therefore the grave has made itself wide and opened its mouth beyond measure. Their splendour and their crowd and their uproar, and he who is exulting within her, shall go down into it. And man is bowed down, and mortal man humbled, and the eyes of the proud are humbled. But יהוה of hosts is exalted in judgment, and the set-apart El is set-apart in righteousness. And the lambs shall feed in their pasture, and strangers shall eat in the waste places of the fat ones.
Woe to those who draw crookedness with cords of falsehood, and sin as with wagon ropes, who are saying, “Let Him hurry! Let Him hasten His work, so that we see it! And let the counsel of the Set-apart One of Yisra’el draw near and come, so that we know.”
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and clever in their own sight!
Woe to the mighty to drink wine, and brave men to mix strong drink, who declare right the wrong for a bribe, and the righteousness of the righteous they turn aside from him! Therefore, as a tongue of fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes the chaff, their root is as rottenness, and their blossom goes up like dust; because they have rejected the Torah of יהוה of hosts, and despised the Word of the Set-apart One of Yisra’el. Therefore the displeasure of יהוה has burned against His people, and He stretches out His hand against them and smites them, and the mountains tremble. And their carcass is as filth in the middle of the streets. With all this His displeasure has not turned back, and His hand is still stretched out!
And He shall lift up a banner to the nations from afar, and shall whistle to them from the end of the earth. And see, they come with speed, swiftly! Not one of them is weary or stumbling, not one slumbers or sleeps. Not a belt shall be loosened on their loins, nor the thong of their sandals be broken. Their arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent; their horses’ hooves shall seem like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind. Their roar is like that of a lion, they roar like young lions. And they growl and seize prey, and slip away, with no one to rescue. And in that day they shall growl over it as with the growling of the sea. And one shall look at the earth, and see, darkness and distress! And light shall be darkened by the clouds.
This is not a good scenario for those transgressing YHWH’s Commands. This is precisely why YHWH took the scepter from the Jews following their rejection of Mashiach. See the study on “What Messiah had to Say about Judaism” @ http://www.lambsdenoftruth.com/
YHWH stated over and over again in ‘Rebuke’ of Yisra’el that they had “forsaken the Torah of YHWH”. He finally took it all away from the Jews. Don’t think for a moment that it was at this point, YHWH decided His Torah was too difficult and gave it to the christians with no Law, that does not even make sense! If He was going to do away with the Torah; 1) it would have come from Mashiach and 2) He would not have taken it from the Yehudim or Yisra’el, He would have given them a reprieve and made changes to His Torah. But Mashiach stated:
“Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. “For truly, I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done. “Whoever, then, breaks one of the least of these commands, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the reign of the heavens; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens.
“For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall by no means enter into the reign of the heavens.
Gehennah is within the reign of the heavens, all sin brings ‘Death’. Most sins are ‘forgivable’ IF you confess, repent and turn from your sin, all sin, to knowingly sin once you have learned the Truth, may be one sin that is not pardonable. (Ibrim)
So, brothers, having boldness to enter into the Set-apart Place by the blood of יהושע, by a new and living way which He instituted for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the House of Elohim, let us draw near with a true heart in completeness of belief, having our hearts sprinkled from a wicked conscience and our bodies washed with clean water.
Let us hold fast the confession of our expectation without yielding, for He who promised is trustworthy. And let us be concerned for one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging, and so much more as you see the Day coming near.
For if we sin purposely after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a slaughter offering for sins, but some fearsome anticipation of judgment, and a fierce fire which is about to consume the opponents. Anyone who has disregarded the Torah of Mosheh dies without compassion on the witness of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment do you think shall he deserve who has trampled the Son of Elohim underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was set apart as common, and insulted the Spirit of favour? For we know Him who has said, “Vengeance is Mine, I shall repay, says יהוה.” And again, “יהוה shall judge His people.” It is fearsome to fall into the hands of the living Elohim. But remember the former days, when, after you were enlightened, you endured a great struggle with sufferings.
On the one hand you were exposed to reproaches and pressures, and on the other hand you became sharers with those who were so treated, for you sympathised with me in my chains, and you accepted with joy the seizure of your possessions, knowing that you have a better and a lasting possession for yourselves in the heavens. Do not, then, lose your boldness, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the desire of Elohim, you receive the promise:
“But the righteous shall live by belief, but if anyone draws back, my being has no pleasure in him.” But we are not of those who draw back to destruction, but of belief to the preservation of life.
Those living today who follow Paul are under his ‘yoke’, if you are still ‘a sinner’, you have ‘drawn back’ from the Truth of Mashiach. IF one turns back to YHWH/YHWSHA, He will break his (Paul’s) yoke from you. Mashiach teaches Righteousness, Paul teaches ‘Fallibility’. You are who you serve, each learns from the Master they follow. Follow YHWSHA and learn righteousness.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, because theirs is the reign of the heavens.
“Blessed are those who mourn, because they shall be comforted.
“Blessed are the meek, because they shall inherit the earth.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, because they shall be filled.
“Blessed are the compassionate, because they shall obtain compassion.
“Blessed are the clean in heart, because they shall see Elohim.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, because they shall be called sons of Elohim.
“Blessed are those persecuted for righteousness’ sake, because theirs is the reign of the heavens. “Blessed are you when they reproach and persecute you, and falsely say every wicked word against you, for My sake. “Rejoice and be glad, because your reward in the heavens is great. For in this way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
“You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt becomes tasteless, how shall it be seasoned? For it is no longer of any use but to be thrown out and to be trodden down by men.
“You are the light of the world. It is impossible for a city to be hidden on a mountain. “Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it shines to all those in the house.
“Let your light so shine before men, so that they see your good works and praise your Father who is in the heavens.
Sin puts your light out! In more than one way!